EMS Technologies
NASDAQ : ELMG

March 23, 2005 11:47 ET

EMS Technologies and PUTIAN-LINKCOM to Provide

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - EMS Technologies and PUTIAN-LINKCOM to Provide DVB-RCS Products and Services in China

MONTREAL - March 23, 2004 - EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with PUTIAN-LINKCOM to provide DVB-RCS products and services in China.

EMS and PUTIAN-LINKCOM perceive a growing demand for satellite broadband services in China, and this agreement provides an exclusive, long-term agreement between the companies to address this market. In addition, the agreement covers:

-- Installation of a DVB-RCS hub in Beijing, providing domestic
coverage across China for demonstration purposes.

-- Development, manufacturing and sourcing of local components for
DVB-RCS systems

-- Development and validation of applications for the Chinese market

-- Local support, repair and maintenance of DVB-RCS systems

"China is a strategically important market, and we conducted a deliberate and extensive search for a strong local partner in China," said Don Osborne, senior vice-president and general manager of EMS Satellite Networks. "We are pleased to have concluded this agreement with a partner of PUTIAN-LINKCOM's caliber and reputation."

EMS has undertaken a multi-month effort to expand its presence in the global market. This effort began last year with the addition of key resources in the European market, and is continuing this year with this announcement concerning China. EMS expects to make further announcements in the coming months with regards to additional relationships and arrangements in other strategically important regions.

EMS SatNet is the world's leading manufacturer of DVB-RCS-compliant hubs and terminals for the satellite communications market. A recent research report by Northern Sky Research estimates that as of December 2004 EMS has a market share of 59% of the installed base for DVB-RCS hubs, and 38% of the installed base for DVB-RCS terminals.

About EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMG) is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, has almost 1,700 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa and Brazil.

About EMS Satellite Networks
The Satellite Networks Division of EMS Technologies has played a critical role in the development of the DVB-RCS international open standard for high-speed bi-directional Internet communications via satellite, and is a leading provider of broadband satellite communications ground terminal and hub solutions. EMS's DVB-RCS product and technology solutions enable two-way broadband access for a wide range of networking applications. Applications range from Internet access and simple web browsing, to more sophisticated virtual private networks, videoconferencing and voice-over-IP. EMS's DVB-RCS solutions are the only multiple-access solutions capable of delivering data transfer rates of up to 45Mbps for downloads and up to 4Mbps for uploads at each remote terminal, or enough bandwidth to support anything from a small business to an entire community from a single remote terminal.

For more information, visit EMS Satellite Networks on the World Wide Web at www.emsatnet.com.

About CHINA PUTIAN Corporation
CHINA PUTIAN, a state owned enterprise, is among the largest information technology companies in China. Its business scope covers both fixed and mobile communications and its 2003 revenues exceeded US$8 billion.

About PUTIAN-LINKCOM
PUTIAN-LINKCOM, Inc. is a joint venture established in 2003 between CHINA PUTIAN Corporation (through its subsidiary Chongqing Putian Communication Equipment Co.) and Taiwan based LINKCOM (through its British Virgin Island (BVI) registered subsidiary Link Communications Inc.). The joint venture has been launched as a strategic pillar technological business sector (satellite communications) of CHINA PUTIAN Corporation. PUTIAN-LINKCOM
is engaging in joint development with domestic and international concerns to address the growing broadband solution market for the CHINA PUTIAN family.

For more information, please contact:
Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Public Relations
EMS Technologies, Inc.
770-263-9200, ext. 4326
cell 404-435-5784
pr@ems-t.com

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Contact Information

  • Anne Wainscott-Sargent, Public Relations, EMS Technologies
    Primary Phone: 770-263-9200 ext. 4326
    E-mail: pr@ems-t.com